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Sightings within the local survey area for the period 1 Mar 2012 - 31 May 2012. The local survey area is a rectangular area extending from Kingsthorpe NW of Toowoomba to the Mt Whitestone/Fordsdale area SE of Helidon.

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more for autumn

Postby Andrew Stafford » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:06 am

I made a trek from Brisbane to spend most of Saturday birding in the Lockyer, mostly around Helidon. This is an area I've spent surprisingly little time in, so a fair bit of the day was spent just following my nose and stopping wherever looked promising, although I did manage to visit a few popular locations. This is my first post on this forum but Mick Atzeni reassures me that interloper sightings are accepted!

Highlights were a beautiful adult Spotted Harrier and a few Zebra Finches along Carpendale Road, and Speckled Warbler at three locations: at the bridge on Air Force Road, along Thomas Road and also 17 Mile Road. I think these are new for your autumn challenge.

I had a most enjoyable day, and will certainly be back to further explore the region.
Andrew Stafford
 
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